Deadline extended for NSW Graduate Women HSC scholarship

Sue Brown with one of last year's recipients Hayley Amos.

Sue Brown with one of last year's recipients Hayley Amos.

In this current climate of COVID-19 uncertainty, potential 2021 university applicants could be feeling a little hesitant about attending university in the new year.

The year of 2020 was disappointing for us all, including university students, who had to cope with online lectures and the absence of social events to make new friends. A lonely year.

As part of the Cowra-Canowindra HSC Scholarship program for female students wishing to attend university, the Central West Branch of Graduate Women NSW allows for an applicant to defer her studies and take a 12-month gap year.

The scholarships will be presented on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

The recipients will receive full payment when a firm enrolment date is provided, in 2021 or possibly in January 2022.

The local Branch of Graduate Women is dedicated to encouraging female students who attended Cowra High School, St Raphael's Catholic School or Canowindra High School to further their potential with tertiary education.

This will benefit their community and increase their personal satisfaction.

The Central West Branch HSC sub-committee is eager to receive your application.

The COVID restrictions of 2020 prevented our branch holding fund raising events.

However, very generous donations have been given to our branch to ensure that two HSC scholarships, each valued at $2000, may be awarded.

The closing date for applications has been extended to Friday, January 22, 2021.

We ask you to submit your CV, reference from school principal and complete the criteria available from